So, we went to see a couple of houses today. The plan was to attempt to see 4 homes but it didn't happen. I was a little disappointed...
The first house we saw, while it had nice curb appeal, it just didn't speak to me. I tried to like it, I really did but I just couldn't.*shrugs*
The second house, the Victorian home in need of serious TLC was a DREAM. Yes, sure, I had to see past the mess that was left... basically the previous owner didn't maintain the house very well but it has GREAT BONES!
I wish I had more pics to post but camera wasn't charged, unbeknownst to me. UGHHHHHH!
There is alot of work to be done to restore that house to it's splendor of yesteryear with a modern twist and I'm not totally certain the Hubby and I are up to that task. While we agreed that we wanted an older home that we can restore.. our remodeling prowess is probably limited to cosmetic challenges, at best.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that would change out of the necessity of DIY to save money but we really need an expert opinion. So I'm thinking of having a contractor accompany us to see the house again. This time through a professional's eyes, knowing full well that we intend to do as MUCH as we can ourselves but assessing would we absolutely need to be done by professionals.
Do you think that's a good idea? This pre-purchase consult is weighing heavy in our decision to put a contract on the house.
So here's the house again
I surely wish I had more photos.. *sigh*
As I was doing my walk through, I could just imagine our first Christmas at this house, complete with a HUGE tree in the foyer and a cracking fire going in the living room.
I couldn't stop smiling as I looked at the bare kitchen and imagined my dream kitchen, with white cabinetry, Viking 48" range and glass door Sub Z... like this:
I gazed lovingly at the sizable Butler's Pantry and saw all of my pretty serveware and fancy entertaining essentials. Like this:
The house also has a parlor, y'all! I would love to have something like this:
As I ventured up the staircase, I mused how excellent it will look once that atrocious orange carpet was removed and it has been sanded and stained a deep, rich ebony (sans carpet). Like this:
I was giddy with glee when I saw that all 3 of the full bathrooms have clawfoot tubs big enough for two... what romantic nights to be had.
From the 7 bedrooms, I could see a wall being removed to create a sumptuous master suite complete with sitting area.
And perhaps a darling nursery...
*Sorry for lack of credits/sources, if any of these photos are yours, please let me know so I may credit you or remove, if you so wish*